On Monday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pressed President Donald Trump to step down because of numerous accusations regarding sexual misconduct against him.
The New York Democrat informed CNN that “President Trump should resign” and if he refuses to do so, Congress should begin an investigation into the accusations. Her remarks come amid a national retribution over sexual assault and harassment that sank her colleague Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., and two members of the House last week.
“These allegations are credible, they are numerous. I’ve heard these women’s testimony, and many of them are heartbreaking,” Gillibrand told CNN.
She becomes the fourth Senate Democrat to say that Trump should consider stepping down. Senators Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; Cory Booker, D-N.J.; and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. have either said that the president should think about resigning or outright compelled him to step down.
According to multiple reports, Trump is not likely to resign due to the accusations against him, which number reaches at least a dozen. In addition, none of the Democratic senators who discussed the resignation of Trump explicitly said that they supported removing him from his office through impeachment.
The Republican Party of Trump controls the Congress and the authority to investigate or impeach the President.
The comments of Gillibrand came after three women who cited Trump of misconduct openly called for a congressional investigation into the US President on Monday.
Talking to reporters Monday, Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, repeatedly said that Trump had dismissed the misconduct accusations against him. She even said that Americans had the opportunity to judge Trump when they elected him during the elections in November 2016.
The resignation call of Gillibrand also follows the comment of Nikki Haley, a U.N. Ambassador, on Sunday that accusers of Trump “should be heard.”